Page To Stage

May 25 2020 17 56 mins

Ever wonder what an actor's process is when preparing for an audition? Want to know how a producer chooses projects? What comes first: music or lyrics? Join co-hosts Mary and Brian as they set out to find the answers to those questions and more!



27 - Happy Birthday To Us!
May 25 2020 • 55 min
Thank you for taking the time to listen to our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY EPISODE. We appreciate that you've decided to share your time with us! In this special birthday episode, co-hosts Brian and Mary celebrate with a few games, recap from this year, and set goals for the next 365 days. If you are listening to this on Apple Podcast, we'd love it if you could share your love in a review! Mary Elizabeth Dina lives in New York City where she works for Tony Award-winning Producer Ken Davenport (Once On This Island, Spring Awakening, Daddy Long Legs). Mary is the co-host of the theatre podcast, Page To Stage: A Conversation with Theatre Makers and continues to freelance photography and social media marketing. Formerly, Mary worked in the Development office at Bucks County Playhouse and worked as a director and dramaturg. She has an MA from Montclair State University and a BA from University of Delaware. Brian Sedita grew up in northern New Jersey, graduated from Montclair State University where he earned his BFA in Acting, and presently considers himself an actor/director…or a director/actor depending on how you look at it! Brian is the co-host of the podcast, Page To Stage: A Conversation with Theatre Makers. As a theatre artist, Brian hopes to show audiences the world from someone else’s perspective – to engage with audiences by opening their eyes and hearts to another person’s emotions, thoughts, or way of life. “Let’s flip stigmas, stereotypes, and expectations through theatre!” Want more of Page To Stage?! Follow us on Social! @PageToStage on Instagram and Facebook MARY DINA: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN SEDITA: Instagram or Website BROADWAY PODCAST NETWORK: Website or Instagram #PageToStagePodcast


26 - Margo Seibert, Actor/Singer-Songwriter
May 11 2020 • 61 min
Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode. We appreciate that you shared your time with us. If you listened on Apple Podcast, we'd love it if you could share your love in a review. Margo Seibert has proven herself to be a uniquely captivating and versatile performer, writer, and activist. After originating the role of “Jane” in Broadway’s first a cappella musical, IN TRANSIT, she recently co-starred in Dave Malloy’s world premiere OCTET at Signature Theatre in New York and released her debut album “77th Street”on Yellow Sound Label . She is perhaps best known for her critically acclaimed performance as “Adrian” in the Broadway musical ROCKY. After graduating with a degree in International Relations from American University, Margo began her acting career in the D.C. Theatre scene, seamlessly transitioning between plays and musicals at Signature Theatre, Folger Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, Olney Theatre Center and the Shakespeare Theatre. Margo moved to New York after appearing in Mary Zimmerman’s CANDIDE at the Goodman in Chicago, and has continued her multifaceted career performing in plays at Playwright’s Horizons Rattlestick, The Women's Project, and Weston Playhouse, and starring in musicals at The Paper Mill Playhouse, A.C.T, and Two River Theater. She can also been seen on television in “Boardwalk Empire,” “Elementary,” “Instinct,” and “The Good Cop.” Margo is also the co-founder of the organization RACKET, whose goal is to make as much noise about periods as it takes to normalize the conversation and draw attention to under-prioritized menstrual hygiene needs. Since inception, Margo has collected hundreds of thousands of menstrual hygiene products for transient menstruators in need, and helped eliminate the tax on those products in NY State. Keep up with Margo: @margo_seibert & www.margoseibert.com To listen to Margo's album, 77th Street, click here! Want more of Page To Stage?! Follow us on Social! @PageToStage on Instagram and Facebook MARY DINA: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN SEDITA: Instagram or Website BROADWAY PODCAST NETWORK: Website or Instagram #PageToStagePodcast


25 - Tommy Nolan, Technical Theatre Educator/Internet Personality
Apr 27 2020 • 56 min
Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode. We appreciate your support! Tommy is a high school theatre teacher by day and musical theatre YouTuber by night (youtube.com/musicalmash). He’s been uncontrollably excited about musical theatre ever since his grandmother gifted him a VHS box set of MGM’s “That’s Entertainment” for his seventh birthday. A fervent musical theatre analyst, Tommy enjoys the entire spectrum of shows – from the golden oldie toe-tappers to newfangled pop-rock pseudo-operas. If he’s not in a theatre or enjoying the latest cast album, you can find him hiking the greater Rocky Mountain trails, playing board games with friends, or belting Merman at the local piano bar. Keep up with Tommy: @JimandTomic & @oncemorewithdragons1000 Want more of Page To Stage?! Follow us on Social! @PageToStage on Instagram and Facebook MARY DINA: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN SEDITA: Instagram or Website BROADWAY PODCAST NETWORK: Website or Instagram #PageToStagePodcast



24 - Marc J. Franklin, Photographer
Apr 13 2020 • 59 min
Thank you for listening to this episode. We hope you enjoy it! Marc J. Franklin is a New York City-based photographer specializing in portrait, theatre, and lifestyle photography, currently working as Principal Photographer for Playbill Magazine. With an eye toward storytelling and composition, Marc's photos seek to capture authentic experience, focusing on simplicity and clarity to highlight his subjects. His photos have been featured in The New York Times, The LA Times, Vogue, Elle, Out Magazine, The Boston Globe, Mashable, and more. Previous clients include Disney on Broadway, Jack’d, MeetUp, Adhark, Hostelworld, The Brooklyn Web Fest, Design Exchange Boston, and more. IG/Twitter: @marcjfranklin Want more of Page To Stage?! Follow us on Social! @PageToStage on Instagram and Facebook MARY DINA: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN SEDITA: Instagram or Website BROADWAY PODCAST NETWORK: Website or Instagram #PageToStagePodcast


23 - Eliza Ohman, Performer/Choreographer
Mar 30 2020 • 31 min
Thank you for listening to this episode. We hope you enjoy it! A note about this week's episode: This is a recorded conversation from Broadway Podcast Network HQ at BroadwayCon 2020. Stay tuned for Part 2 of this conversation where we'll talk about her role as Associate Choreographer for the Broadway production of SIX. Eliza Ohman is a New York City based performer and the US Associate Choreographer for SIX: The Musical. Most recently seen in the Chita Rivera Award winning Original Broadway Company of King Kong and previously Dance Captain and Universal Swing in Hamilton: An American Musical on Broadway, she had the great privilege of working closely with the original creative team and assisted in setting Hamilton’s 2nd National Tour. As Dance Captain she taught new company members the show, ran rehearsals for the offstage company, and assisted in the auditions for all four North American productions. Eliza began dancing at the age of 3 in her home state of Colorado. She trained at a local studio and toured nationally with Prof. Robert L. Reed’s tap company the St. Louis Hoofers Club. After high school she moved to New York City where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Media, Culture, and the Arts from The King’s College and received further training from the Professional Semester Program at Broadway Dance Center. Through BDC’s program she gained representation from Clear Talent Group and booked her first NYC job in the Ensemble of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. In addition to theatre, Eliza also works commercially. Some career favorites include the Emmy award winning Fosse/Verdon (FX), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon), Saturday Night Live (NBC), Dispatches from Elsewhere (AMC), America’s Got Talent (NBC), Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO), and more! She’s danced in a number of music videos, one of her favorites being Carly Rae Jepsen’s “I Really Like You”—a day where she spent the morning teaching Carly Rae, Tom Hanks, and Justin Bieber the choreography, and the afternoon filming outside in New York City on the coldest recorded day of 2016. Through all these experiences, Eliza has developed close relationships with award winning director/choreographers such as Andy Blankenbuehler, Thomas Kail, Marguerite Derricks, Kat Burns, Linda Haberman, Denis Jones, Noemie Lafrance, Susan Misner, and Drew McOnie. These experiences encourage Eliza to remain as diverse as possible in both her training and teaching. She’s an enthusiastic teacher who focuses on the importance of storytelling through dance. She’s taught at studios/programs around the country, but most recently at Broadway Dance Center, Marymount Manhattan College, and is a guest faculty member for Intrigue Dance Intensive. Always looking to grow as an artist, Eliza continues to train, teach, and perform in New York. Instagram - @elizaohman. Keep up with Eliza on Instagram: @elizaohman Want more of Page To Stage?! Follow us on Social! @PageToStage on Instagram and Facebook MARY DINA: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN SEDITA: Instagram or Website BROADWAY PODCAST NETWORK: Website or Instagram #PageToStagePodcast


22 - Stevie Coleman, Account Executive (SpotCo)
Mar 16 2020 • 59 min
Thank you for listening to this episode. We hope you enjoy it! A note about this week's episode: We sat down with Stevie before the CoronaVirus shut down Broadway and you'll notice that our conversation reflects that. We are sad to hear that Broadway has been shut down through April 12, 2020 but we know this decision has been made for the health and wellness of the entire Broadway community, as well as New York City; and for that we are grateful. That being said, we hope that when Broadway does reopen, you'll be able to support these New York shows, like Beetlejuice! Stevie Coleman is an Account Executive at SpotCo, a leading advertising and marketing agency that specializes in entertainment. In her role, she facilitates internal and external communications for Broadway shows like Beetlejuice, off-Broadway shows like Trevor, and institutions like Lincoln Center Theater and Audible. Favorite projects during her time at SpotCo include the 2019 Tony Campaign for the Ferryman and Beetlejuice’s 31 consecutive days of fan activations during the month of October 2019. Prior to joining the agency, she held positions at Carolina Performing Arts, Derris brand consultancy, and Bronze Magazine. Outside of the office, Stevie takes in shows for both business and pleasure. In the future, she aspires to produce theater that tells meaningful, inclusive, and original stories that both illuminate and celebrate our differences. Learn more about Stevie and her projects! Instagram: @steviecoleman Get tickets to see Beetlejuice: www.beetlejuicebroadway.com Check out the Beetlejuice on social media too: @beetlejuicebway Want more of Page To Stage?! Follow us on Social! @PageToStage on Instagram and Facebook MARY DINA: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN SEDITA: Instagram or Website BROADWAY PODCAST NETWORK: Website or Instagram #PageToStagePodcast


21 - Kevin Ray Johnson, Playwright/Actor/Blogger
Mar 02 2020 • 44 min
Kevin Ray Johnson is a Singer, Playwright, Actor and Director. He was most recently a Standby in George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess at The Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center which ran until February 15th, 2020. He is also the playwright of A (Funny) Imagination! - An unauthorized parody based on characters from the cartoon 'Doug'. which will be performing a three-show run with New York Theater Festival 2020 Winterfest at The Hudson Guild Theatre. Kevin is most known for his coming-of-age drama that he began working on when he was 19 titled The Unpredictable Times. It has has has been presented in readings and workshops at Broadway's Hudson Theatre, The Kennedy Center in their annual page-to-stage festival, The Dixon Place (which featured Tony Award-Nominee Alex Brightman), and more! Kevin also writes for OnStage Blog, providing content for their profiles page. In his "5 Questions" series, Kevin has had the privilege interviewing over 60 performers from Broadway, The West End, Off-Broadway, The Metropolitan Opera, International and National Tours, and regionally! To learn more about Kevin & his projects... Facebook: www.facebook.com/KevinRayActor The Unpredictable Times: www.theunpredictabletimesplay.com "5 Questions" blog series: www.onstageblog.com To see A (Funny) Imagination during its run at the New York Theater Festival, visit: www.newyorktheaterfestival.com/funny-imagination Want more of Page To Stage?! Follow us on Social! @PageToStage on Instagram and Facebook MARY DINA: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN SEDITA: Instagram or Website BROADWAY PODCAST NETWORK: Website or Instagram #PageToStagePodcast


20 - Meghan Finn, Artistic Director/Director
Feb 17 2020 • 71 min
Meghan Finn is the Artistic Director of The Tank. Her work has been seen at the Tank, the V&A, Serpentine Galleries, The Wexner Center, SCAD, The Logan Center for the Arts, Museo Jumex Mexico City, The Power Plant, Canadian Stage, Carnegie Mellon, Brooklyn College, MIT, the Great Plains Theater Conference and others. She has directed three world premieres by playwright Mac Wellman, including most recently The Invention of Tragedy at The Flea. Finn is currently directing the world premiere of I am Nobody a new musical by Greg Kotis at The Tank; as well as The Nine Dreams: Blake & the Apocalypse by writer Nick Flynn as an immersive performance installation at The Silos at Sawyer Yards for CounterCurrent Festival, Houston. She is a frequent collaborator of conceptual artist and sculptor Pedro Reyes, and directed DOOMOCRACY for Creative Time. She has collaborated with photographer Mitch Epstein on a live performance with cellist Erik Friedlander as well as premieres by Erin Courtney, Peggy Stafford, Gary Winter, Ben Gassman, Alexandra Collier, Carl Holder, Eliza Bent and Cori Copp. WHEN WE WENT ELECTRONIC by Caitlyn Saylor Stephens which premiered at The Tank in 2018 will tour in 2020 to ART HOUSE, The Koun Theater in Athens Greece and OnStage! Festival Rome. Check out all The Tank has to offer at www.thetanknyc.org Check out The Tank's Podcast, TANKED. Go check out the shows she's working on: I Am Nobody by Greg Kotis | March 5 - 28, 2020 When We Went Electronic by Caitlin Saylor Stephens | March 19 - April 5, 2020 The Nine Dreams: Blake & the Apocalypse by Nick Flynn Follow us: PAGE TO STAGE: Instagram or Facebook MARY DINA: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN SEDITA: Instagram or Website BROADWAY PODCAST NETWORK: Website or Instagram #PageToStagePodcast


19 - Tyler Mount, Producer/Social Media and Digital Strategist
Feb 03 2020 • 63 min
Tyler Mount is a Tony-winning producer and one of the industry’s most noted social influencers. As the creator of The Tyler Mount Vlog, he has been seen by over three million people in 168 countries world-wide, and has served as an influencer for hundreds of Broadway productions and prestigious international brands. Featured by both The New York Times and Forbes Magazine, his series has featured such noted industry professionals including Gloria Estefan, Perez Hilton, Jerry Mitchell, Lin Manuel-Miranda, and Billy Porter. Tyler is an industry-leading expert in growing your social following and reaching your target audience. His work in the theatre community is far-reaching, serving as an influencer and spokesperson for such esteemed organizations as the Junior Theatre Festival, BroadwayCon, The Drama League, and The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Awards. Mount’s Broadway credits include: Hadestown, The Inheritance, Once On This Island, On Your Feet: The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan, An American in Paris, Viva Broadway: Gloria Estefan LIVE!, and The Cradle Will Rock starring Patti LuPone. Connect with Tyler! @TylerGMount / www.marqueechannel.com Go support Tyler's shows currently running on Broadway: Hadestown (Tony Award-winning) The Inheritance Follow us: PAGE TO STAGE: Instagram or Facebook MARY DINA: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN SEDITA: Instagram or Website BROADWAY PODCAST NETWORK: Website or Instagram #PageToStagePodcast


18 - Douglas Lyons, Actor/Writer/Composer
Jan 20 2020 • 61 min
Douglas Lyons is an actor, writer, director, composer and playwright. Broadway: Beautiful (Original Cast) and The Book of Mormon. Tours: Rent, Dreamgirls and The Book of Mormon 1st’ National. As a writer: Polkadots (Off Broadway Alliance Winner Best Family Show, Atlantic Theater Company). Five Points (MN Theatre Award Nominee for Exceptional New Work, Theatre Latte Da), currently in development with Hamilton‘s Andy Blankenbuehler. Beau (Adirondack Theatre Festival, album now out on Sony Masterworks), Pete(Her)Pan (Pace New Musicals). Upcoming: Chicken & Biscuits at The Queens Theatre. With composer Ethan Pakchar his lyrics have played Roundabout Theatre Company, Lincoln Center, Joe’s Pub, Bucks County Playhouse, The Old Globe, Goodspeed Musicals, Seattle Rep, and more. He’s currently in residence at The Directors Company. @DouglasSings Connect with Douglas! @DouglasSings / @ChocolateHipster / www.douglaslyons.net Go check out the World Premiere album of Beau. Get your tickets to Chicken & Biscuits here!! Attention Theatre Lovers: We will be at BroadwayCon 2020!! Come see our live podcast with Eliza Ohman (Six, Hamilton, King Kong) on Saturday, January 25th at 4:15pm! :-) Follow us: PAGE TO STAGE: Instagram or Facebook MARY DINA: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN SEDITA: Instagram or Website BROADWAY PODCAST NETWORK: Website or Instagram #PageToStagePodcast


17 - Jenna Clark Embrey, Resident Dramaturg/Literary Manager
Jan 06 2020 • 48 min
Jenna Clark Embrey is a creative consultant who helps people tell more powerful stories across film, television, theater, events, and corporate branding. She is currently the Resident Dramaturg (formerly Literary Manager) at Signature Theatre, where she has served as dramaturg for over twenty productions. Her other projects include Julia Doolittle’s TELL THEM I’M STILL YOUNG, produced by Andre Braugher, and SONGBIRD by Michael Kimmel and Lauren Pritchard. Jenna is also the creator of THROTTLE QUEENS, the based-on-real-life story of drag racing ladies in 1950s Kansas City, currently being developed for the screen. She received her MFA in Dramaturgy from the American Repertory Theater/ Moscow Art Theater School for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University. Jenna is the owner and founder of Salt Girl Consulting. Connect with Jenna: @jennaclarkembrey or www.jennaclarkembrey.com Follow us: PAGE TO STAGE: Instagram or Facebook MARY DINA: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN SEDITA: Instagram or Website BROADWAY PODCAST NETWORK: Website or Instagram #PageToStagePodcast


16 - Ryan Lee Masline, Wardrobe Supervisor
Dec 23 2019 • 64 min
Ryan Lee Masline is a wardrobe supervisor for Broadway and Television. He grew up in Upstate NY and attended Niagara University - BFA Costume Design and Technology. Broadway credits include, Head Over Heels, Waitress, Cats (Broadway Revival), Shuffle Along...All That Followed, Tuck Everlasting, An American In Paris, The King and I. Film and TV credits include Fosse/Verdon, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, In The Heights, and the CW's Katy Keene. Other credits include Walt Disney World's Fantasmic, Euroco Costume Shop. Ryan has lived in NYC for a little over 4 years now and is the dog daddy to Mister Barnaby. Connect with Ryan: @itssewryan Follow us: PAGE TO STAGE: Instagram or Facebook MARY DINA: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN SEDITA: Instagram or Website BROADWAY PODCAST NETWORK: Website or Instagram #PageToStagePodcast


15 - Rob Rokicki, Composer/Lyricist
Dec 09 2019 • 55 min
Rob Rokicki is composer/lyricist whose shows have been nominated for Drama Desk, Lortel, and Off-Broadway Alliance awards. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Actor's Equity, and an alum of the Tony Award-winning BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Writing workshop. As a writer, Rob wrote the music and lyrics for the critically acclaimed Broadway musical THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL, for Theatreworks USA (book by Joe Tracz), which is now playing on BROADWAY at the Longacre Theatre until January 5, 2020. Rob’s graphic novel musical MONSTERSONGS received a World Premiere Recording from Broadway Records in 2017 and was part of the prestigious NAMT festival in 2018. It is currently being developed as a virtual reality video game. Rob’s musical, LOVE, NY (co-written with Mike Ruby) won the 2009 American Harmony Award and was presented at New World Stages (NY), Curtain Call (CT), and Oklahoma University. Rob has had work featured in the York's NEO series, at Lincoln Center, Joe's Pub, Ars Nova & at universities internationally. As an actor, Rob has performed in national tours, including the EVITA 25th Anniversary Tour directed by Hal Prince and MISS SAIGON. Rob was featured in the televised concert of SOUTH PACIFIC at Carnegie Hall and has many Off-Broadway and New York workshop credits. Regional credits include Gaston in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (received a Carbonell Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor); Trevor Graydon in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE and many others. Theaters include: The Fulton Opera, North Shore Music Theatre, Music Theatre of Wichita, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, West Virginia Public Theatre, North Carolina Theatre, The Actors’ Playhouse in Florida and the Mountain Playhouse in Pennsylvania. As a music director, Rob music directed the New York premiere of Departure Lounge (directed by Christopher Gattelli) at The Public Theater; Joe Iconis' ReWrite (also arranged for Samuel French) at The Goodspeed Opera; Hairspray, at the John W. Engeman Theater, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, at TriArts at Sharon Playhouse and others. Connect with Rob: @rrokicks or www.robertrokicki.com Follow us: PAGE TO STAGE: Instagram or Facebook MARY DINA: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN SEDITA: Instagram or Website BROADWAY PODCAST NETWORK: Website or Instagram #PageToStagePodcast



14 - Hunter Arnold, Theatrical Producer
Nov 25 2019 • 67 min
Select Broadway and West End: Slava's SnowShow, The Inheritance (Olivier Award); Hadestown (Tony Award); Once on This Island (Tony Award); Dear Evan Hansen (Tony Award); Kinky Boots (Tony Award, Olivier Award); Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening (Tony nomination); The Visit (Tony nomination); Mothers and Sons (Tony nomination); Anastasia; Moulin Rouge!; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Tina—The Musical; Betrayal; Pretty Woman; The Jungle; The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia?; Disaster!; It’s Only a Play; The Bridges of Madison County. Off-Broadway: Little Shop of Horrors. In addition to his producing projects, Hunter is the founder and CEO of ARTech Holdings, LLC, an incubator and holding company focused on generating technologies to support the live arts community. Amongst ARTech’s offerings is the premier theatrical ticketing and web presence software for schools and small theatre companies, www.OnTheStage.com. Hunter is also a General Partner with the Broadway Strategic Return Fund, the first focused, vertically-integrated, profit-driven evergreen hedge fund for accredited investors to capture exceptional returns from investments in Broadway musicals and plays. Hunter earned his bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurial Business from DePaul University and his Master’s in Business Administration from TRIUM, a joint program representing NYU Stern School of Business, H.E.C. Paris and the London School of Economics. He is a frequent lecturer and guest professor on Entertainment Trends and Economics, Commercial Theatre and Working in The Arts. Connect with Hunter: @HunterCArnold Follow us: PAGE TO STAGE: Instagram or Facebook MARY DINA: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN SEDITA: Instagram or Website BROADWAY PODCAST NETWORK: Website or Instagram #PageToStagePodcast


13 - Craig Miller, Hairdresser/Freelance Stylist
Nov 11 2019 • 46 min
Craig Miller is a Hairdresser on Broadway! He's currently working at the new Broadway musical, Tina. Previously, he's worked at Mean Girls, Almost Famous (La Jolla Playhouse), The Muny, Head Over Heels, and The Phantom Of The Opera. He studied at the International Institute of Cosmetology and Clark University. Connect with Craig: @Incraigable_hair Follow us: PAGE TO STAGE: Instagram or Facebook MARY DINA: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN SEDITA: Instagram or Website BROADWAY PODCAST NETWORK: Website or Instagram #PageToStagePodcast


12 - Misha Osherovich, Actor/Filmmaker/Activist
Oct 28 2019 • 64 min
Misha Osherovich is a Russian-American actor, filmmaker, and mental health/LGBTQ+ activist. You can catch Misha acting in AMC's new series NOS4A2. He can also be seen in theaters in Warner Bros' new filmTHE GOLDFINCH. Misha's latest short film E.very D.ay is currently screening at festivals internationally. The film is autobiographical - written and produced by Misha - that gives the audience a look inside the minds of people affected by eating disorders and distorted body image. Misha aims to use his platform in TV/film and on social media to speak frankly and openly about body image and eating disorder recovery from the perspective of the entertainment industry, as well as the intersection between queerness and mental health. Previous stage:A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, Off-Broadway at New World Stages. In our conversation, we chat about the importance of knowing your body and trusting yourself to speak up when something is not right. Rubberband - the dance show that moved Misha. Connect with Misha: Instagram or Website Follow us: PAGE TO STAGE: Instagram or Facebook MARY DINA: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN SEDITA: Instagram or Website BROADWAY PODCAST NETWORK: Website or Instagram #PageToStagePodcast


11 - Madison Sylvester, Casting Associate
Oct 14 2019 • 49 min
Madison Sylvester is a Casting Associate at Telsey + Company, where she has worked for 4.5 years. Having dabbled in several departments in the office, she now focuses on commercial Broadway and nonprofit Off-Broadway plays (and a musical or two). Madison is a 2015 graduate of Wagner College, where she got her degree in Arts Administration. In our conversation, we chat about how collaboration, communication, and creativity play leading roles in her job, the best advice for actors in the waiting room for an audition, and how Broadway can really start diversifying itself. Connect with Madison: Instagram Follow us: PAGE TO STAGE: Instagram or Facebook MARY DINA: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN SEDITA: Instagram or Website BROADWAY PODCAST NETWORK: Website or Instagram #PageToStagePodcast


10 - Mel Hinkle, Actor/Talent Manager
Sep 30 2019 • 51 min
We recently sat down with actor and talent manager, Mel Hinkle. She began her acting career as a child with Shirley Grant Management, working mostly on commercials and movies. She now manages talent in the theatrical & commercial divisions at the same management company she started in at 6 years old. Mel also leads SGM’s Spectrum Division specializing in Trans, non-binary, & gender-fluid talent. For more information on Shirley Grant Management and their Spectrum Division, click here! Connect with Mel: Instagram Follow us: PAGE TO STAGE: Instagram or Facebook MARY DINA: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN SEDITA: Instagram or Website BROADWAY PODCAST NETWORK: Website or Instagram #PageToStagePodcast


09 - Ian Weinberger, Associate Music Director/Conductor
Sep 16 2019 • 72 min
In this episode, we sat down with Ian, a music director and conductor currently working on Broadway's Hamilton and Freestyle Love Supreme. We chat with Ian about his path to music directing, a few of his biggest supporters/mentors, and how he collaborates with composers and lyricists on new musicals. We learned so much about the music department from our chat with Ian and we know you will too. To get tickets to Freestyle Love Supreme, click here! Connect with Ian: Instagram Follow us: PAGE TO STAGE: Instagram or Facebook MARY DINA: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN SEDITA: Instagram or Website BROADWAY PODCAST NETWORK: Website or Instagram #PageToStagePodcast


08 - Marysa Robinson, Entertainment Law
Sep 02 2019 • 51 min
In this week’s episode, we sat down with Marysa and talked about her major and how it gave her an unique college experience, why she loves casting so much, and how she got started with her current job in entertainment law! We learned so much from our conversation with Marysa and we know you will too! Thanks for listening to our conversation with Marysa! Connect with Marysa: Instagram Follow us: PAGE TO STAGE: Instagram or Facebook MARY: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN: Instagram or Website #PageToStagePodcast


07 - Tony Howell, Digital Strategist for Artists
Aug 19 2019 • 55 min
As an artist, have you ever struggled with what to post on social media or when? Are you debating on if you should have a website and what you should include? Have you asked yourself: what’s my brand and how do I get it? Well, this week’s guest will help you with all that AND more! Check out our conversation with Digital Strategist Tony Howell and then go follow him on Instagram to keep up with insightful tips and tricks. Thanks for listening to our conversation with Tony! What's your digital grade? Click here to find out. Connect with Tony: Instagram & Twitter & Website Follow us: PAGE TO STAGE: Instagram or Facebook MARY: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN: Instagram or Website #PageToStagePodcast


06 - Jennifer Tepper, Producer
Aug 05 2019 • 53 min
We are very excited to share this conversation with you! With two shows currently running (one on Broadway, one Off-Broadway), I’m still shocked she had the time to sit down with us! We loved hearing all about her working relationship with Joe Iconis, how she defines commercial theatre, and why it’s so important to preserve the history of Broadway, especially now. We hope you enjoyed our conversation with Jennifer Tepper! Check out Jen's books, "The Untold Stories of Broadway"! Follow Jen: Instagram & Twitter & Website Follow us: PAGE TO STAGE: Instagram or Facebook MARY: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN: Instagram or Website #PageToStagePodcast


05 - Matt Wiercinski, Actor/Dancer
Jul 22 2019 • 46 min
Check out our latest episode with Broadway actor and dancer, Matt Wiercinski! He was recently a member of the Broadway company of Aanastasia on Broadway and we loved getting to talk with him about his process of preparing for that show. Thanks for joining the conversation with Matt Wiercinski. Follow Matt: Instagram Follow us: PAGE TO STAGE: Instagram or Facebook MARY: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN: Instagram or Website #PageToStagePodcast



04 - Alejandro Hernandez, Actor
Jul 08 2019 • 62 min
We loved getting to sit down with a fellow Montclair State University alum and chat about the differences of working in TV and theatre, what schools don’t teach you, and “being” vs “acting” in front of a camera! Thanks for joining the conversation with Alejandro Hernandez. Season 2 of New Amsterdam airs September 24 on NBC! You can binge watch Season 1 now! Follow Alejandro: Instagram Follow us: PAGE TO STAGE: Instagram or Facebook MARY: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN: Instagram or Website #PageToStagePodcast


03 - Jeff Talbott, Writer/Actor
Jun 24 2019 • 67 min
This week’s episode features writer/actor Jeff Talbott. We absolutely loved sitting down with Jeff and picking his brain on his writing routine, how being an actor has helped his role of a writer, and the importance of following the punctuation in his scripts. Thanks for listening to this episode! We appreciate your support more than you know :) Check out the books Jeff mentions! "Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History" by Glen Berger "Bird by Bird: Some Instruction on Writing and Life" by Anne Lamott Follow Jeff: Instagram or Website Follow us: PAGE TO STAGE: Instagram or Facebook MARY: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN: Instagram or Website #PageToStagePodcast


02 - Leo Ash Evens, Actor/Coach
Jun 10 2019 • 57 min
When we sat down to have a boozy brunch (sans the brunch lol) with Leo Ash Evens, we had no idea what journey we were on! We had a wonderful chat about the industry, his views on college training, and how he remains grounded. Thanks for listening to Page To Stage: A Conversation with Theatre Makers! For more information on Musical Theatre College Auditions (MTCA), please visit http://mtcollegeauditions.com/. Follow Leo: Instagram or Website Follow us: PODCAST: Instagram or Facebook MARY: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN: Instagram or Website #PageToStagePodcast


01 - Kristi Hess, Production Stage Manager
May 27 2019 • 58 min
We are so delighted to introduce you to our first guest! Meet Kristi Hess, currently Production Stage Manager on Something Clean Roundabout Theatre Company. On this first official episode, we breakdown Kristi’s journey to Stage Management and learn how she obtains/prepares for each of her gigs. Thanks for listening to Page To Stage: A Conversation with Theatre Makers! We LOVED getting to chat with Kristi Hess A very special thank you to Stanley Wiercinski, Audio Consultant, for helping us with this episode. You're a lifesaver! Follow Kristi: Instagram Follow us: PODCAST: Instagram or Facebook MARY: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN: Instagram #PageToStagePodcast


00 - Welcome!
May 16 2019 • 33 min
Thanks for listening to Page To Stage: A Conversation with Theatre Makers! We'll see you in two weeks for our first official episode! A very special thank you to Stanley Wiercinski, Audio Consultant, for helping us with this episode. You're a lifesaver! Follow us: PODCAST: Instagram or Facebook MARY: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN: Instagram or Website #PageToStagePodcast


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